Prince Harry has received comforting messages from senior British Royal Family members who sent in their sympathies after his wife Meghan Markle recently disclosed that she had suffered a miscarriage.
Prince Harry had spoken to members of the royal family about the miscarriage, and they’re also in the know of Meghan Markle’s plan o write an op-ed telling her full story for the New York Times even before the publication is made.
Although there was no clue as to who exactly among the senior royals spoke with Harry but it’s believed that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William are fully aware of it all.
“There is a lot of sadness around the family,” a Palace source told People regarding the news.
The Duchess of Sussex in her article discloses how she discovered she was having a miscarriage back in July… while describing holding her firstborn, Archie Harrison, as she realises she was losing her unborn child.
Telling her story to the New York Times, Meghan said, “It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day. Make breakfast, feed the dogs, take vitamins, and find that missing sock.
“Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib. After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.
“I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second. Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears. Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.”
The painful story continues, “Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heartbreak as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?’”
The Duchess of Sussex also recalled the importance of checking on others as she narrated a story of her at a time when she saw a woman crying on the street as she drove by in a taxi in Manhattan. She asked the Taxi driver to stop so she could ask if “she is OK”, but the driver refused, saying, “Don’t worry, somebody on that corner will ask her if she’s OK.”
“Losing a child means carrying almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from a miscarriage.
“Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning. Some have bravely shared their stories; they have opened the door, knowing that when one person speaks the truth, it gives license for all of us to do the same.
“We have learned that when people ask how any of us are doing, and when they really listen to the answer, with an open heart and mind, the load of grief often becomes lighter for all of us. In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing.”